The most anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are set for launch on February 25, a day ahead of the MWC 2018. These two S9 series models have leaked in numerous times with its price, design, specifications and much more. Here let us take a tour of the rumors that milled around the two upcoming handsets.
While iPhone X being the most selling smartphone, for now, there is every chance that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus to take over the competition. The Samsung upcoming handsets carry the model numbers as SM-G960 for Galaxy S9 and SM-G965 for Galaxy S9 Plus.
Design & Display
As for the design, the two Galaxy S9 series smartphones may not have major upgrades. They both are reportedly to feature a curved displays with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 may sport 5.8-inches AMOLED display while the Galaxy S9 Plus may feature a 6.2-inches display.
As per the recent reports, the upcoming handsets may use Y-OCTA display technology. It integrates the touch layer into the encapsulation layer of the OLED panel. These OCTA displays are much thinner and feature better optical properties. The Galaxy S9 Plus might feature a dual camera setup while the Galaxy S9 sports a single camera module on the rear end. It is highly unlikely to find the under-display fingerprint sensor for the S9 series. The fingerprint sensor may take its place below the rear camera lens.
Processor & performance
The processor for the upcoming flagship phones will be region specific. For the US and other china markets, the flagship devices are likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. For the remaining international markets including UAE, they may feature Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC.
Like remaining flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will run on Samsung based UI layered on the top of Android 8.0 Oreo platform. The Galaxy S9 may sport 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S9 Plus may feature 6GB RAM with expandable 128GB of inbuilt storage.
Camera and Battery
The leaked image of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests it feature a 12MP rear sensor with f/1.5 aperture, optical image stabilization, and variable aperture. It can even capture slow-motion videos at 1000fps. Both the flagship devices feature 8MP front shooter with autofocus. The Galaxy S9 Iris scanner is integrated into the front camera whereas for S9 Plus there will be a discrete iris scanner along with a regular selfie camera. The camera app may feature Dual pixel mode, super speed mode and super slow motion mode. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.
As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a 3000mAh battery and the plus variant features a 3500mAh battery. Both devices support USB Type-C charging port. Additionally, they may offer a wireless charging support.
Release Date and Price
You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus for the best price in UAE market. It is reported to launch in two different variants-4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of Internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus price in Dubai, UAE changes according to the storage and color variants.
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